Are you looking for strategies to help students who have trouble solving math problems requiring math facts? If so, keep reading.

**1. **Make sure addition and subtraction facts have been learned before introducing multiplication and division facts.

**2. **Split the essential addition and subtraction facts into “sets.” Make the student memorize each set in succession.

**3. **Develop and reinforce math facts the student has learned. As the student shows success, add one new fact at a time.

**4. **Select a peer to drill the student each day on math facts (e.g., flash cards).

**5. **Select one fact the student has not learned and have them study it during the day.

**6. **Create a math facts reference sheet for addition, subtraction, multiplication, or division for the student to use at their desk when solving math problems.

**7. **Create and post essential addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division charts that the student can use in solving math problems.

**8. **Give chances for the student to use math facts in real-life scenarios and situations.

**9. **Get students to finish a math facts quiz sheet as they arrive each morning.

**10. **Get the student to finish a math facts worksheet and use a calculator to check and correct the answers.

**11. **Get the student to independently solve half their math problems each day. Let them use a calculator to solve the other half of the task as reinforcement.

**12. **Get the student to use a number line attached to their desk to add and subtract.

**13. **Get the student to perform timed drills to reinforce basic math facts as reinforcement. The student “competes” against their own best times.

**14. **Get the student to play a math facts game with other students. Let each student take turns answering and checking facts.

**15. **Get the student to practice skip counting to reinforce multiplication facts (e.g., 5s: 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, etc.).

**16. **Get the student to use a calculator for drill learning activities of basic math facts.

**17. **Get the student to use a calculator to reinforce the memorization of math facts. Get the student to solve several problems each day using a calculator.

**18. **Get the student to use math facts CDs and recordings for drill learning activities.

**19. **If a student has difficulty memorizing facts, let them keep a chart of facts at their desk to use as a reference.

**20. **Give practice and reinforcement of math facts using apps programs that has game-like learning activities.

**21. **Consider using Alexa for the Math Classroom.

**22.** Try gamifying your math lessons.

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